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Should you hire a car in Italy ?

Yes!  Hiring a car in Italy provides you with the flexibility to explore the many cities, famous landmarks and the Italian countryside including the windy mountainous roads like the Colle del Nivolet made famous in the film `The Italian Job .  Some of the best road trips in Italy can be taken advantage of when hiring a car, from Rome to Terni, The Amalfi Coast, Lake Garda and The Great Dolmites road among many others. 

We have a broad choice of rental vehicles to choose from ranging from open top (cabriolets), 4 x 4's, luxury saloons, economy and SUV's.   Make sure you check out the luggage capacity of the vehicle you are hiring to ensure it meets your requirements. 

Cheapest car hire in Italy

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.54 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 108.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.20 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 113.42 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.94 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 125.60 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.69 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 130.84 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.70 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 130.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.84 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 131.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.84 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 131.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.00 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 133.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.32 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 135.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500L

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.01 EUR/day
Fiat 500L

7 Days rental at 133.10 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500L

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.03 EUR/day
Fiat 500L

7 Days rental at 154.21 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500L

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.46 EUR/day
Fiat 500L

7 Days rental at 157.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500L

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.86 EUR/day
Fiat 500L

7 Days rental at 160.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500L

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.51 EUR/day
Fiat 500L

7 Days rental at 164.61 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.68 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 165.79 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.68 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 165.79 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500L

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.94 EUR/day
Fiat 500L

7 Days rental at 167.64 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.42 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 170.97 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.88 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 118.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.49 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 136.47 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lancia Ypsilon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.32 EUR/day
Lancia Ypsilon

7 Days rental at 142.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.40 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 142.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.68 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 144.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.81 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 145.69 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.02 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 147.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.16 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 148.12 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.49 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 150.43 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 71.07 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 497.55 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 72.61 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 508.31 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat Talento

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 75.72 EUR/day
Fiat Talento

7 Days rental at 530.07 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.79 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 530.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.79 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 530.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.93 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 531.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.22 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 533.56 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.22 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 533.56 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 77.08 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 539.56 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.79 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 208.53 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.72 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 229.08 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.34 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 233.41 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.34 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 233.41 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ateca

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.43 EUR/day
Seat Ateca

7 Days rental at 241.04 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.01 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 252.07 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ateca

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.65 EUR/day
Seat Ateca

7 Days rental at 263.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Ateca

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.65 EUR/day
Seat Ateca

7 Days rental at 263.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Santa Fe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.03 EUR/day
Hyundai Santa Fe

7 Days rental at 266.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 102.97 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 720.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 137.75 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 964.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 90.33 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 632.31 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 89.15 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 624.10 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 106.48 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 745.36 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 106.48 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 745.36 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 102.97 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 720.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 137.75 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 964.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 137.75 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 964.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.79 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 453.56 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.80 EUR/day
Toyota Auris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 425.66 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.83 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 544.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.33 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 464.32 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.33 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 464.32 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.90 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 454.33 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.04 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 434.34 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.90 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 454.33 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.62 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 424.35 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Italy

  • Watch your speed, Italy is hot on speeding and has extensive fixed and mobile speed cameras across the road network
  • Drive on the RIGHT, the steering wheel on your rental car will be on the LEFT
  • Don’t rush, Italy has some of the finest roads and countryside in the world, take your time and enjoy them
  • There are 15 car rental agents in Italy including big brands like Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Sixt
  • The best time to hire a car is 4-12 weeks before you travel, you'll get the widest range and cheapest prices

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Italy

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.70/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Italy

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
71
8.0/10
3,556
€ 28.14
€ 40.87
€ 89.99
€ 131.46
 Locauto
78
8.0/10
15,011
€ 24.74
€ 32.64
€ 115.41
€ 122.29
 Alamo
41
7.8/10
7,955
€ 22.29
€ 29.59
€ 104.46
€ 131.46
 Sixt
37
7.3/10
8,765
€ 41.84
€ 54.13
€ 61.57
€ 74.27
 Keddy by europcar
38
7.2/10
4,949
€ 24.41
€ 33.91
€ 104.06
 Europcar
151
6.9/10
55,944
€ 28.71
€ 43.88
€ 70.63
€ 85.57
 Hertz
80
6.9/10
3,709
€ 46.55
€ 57.12
€ 64.99
 Avis
193
6.8/10
25,129
€ 28.08
€ 41.22
€ 49.74
€ 102.36
 Sicily by car
39
6.8/10
21,653
€ 18.84
€ 24.42
€ 29.79
€ 48.62
 Budget
119
6.8/10
29,712
€ 27.00
€ 39.15
€ 47.25
€ 199.38
 Leasys rent - drivalia
75
6.4/10
39,881
€ 18.69
€ 23.94
€ 39.80
 Optimorent
22
6.4/10
3,829
€ 26.29
€ 34.30
 Maggiore
130
6.3/10
42,574
€ 59.21
€ 85.63
€ 142.08
€ 303.68
 Noleggiare
29
5.8/10
10,938
€ 27.50
€ 34.29
€ 68.55
€ 102.87
 Surprice
16
4.8/10
4,588
€ 25.36
€ 34.06
€ 52.58
€ 143.57

Car rental agent statistics in Italy

  • 9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ENTERPRISE
  • 2.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    OPTIMORENT
  • 283,766
    Total number of reviews in
    Italy
  • 177
    Most Locations in Italy:
    AVIS
  • 19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 36
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Italy

ItemPercent
January€ 72
February€ 54
March€ 64
April€ 61
May€ 70
June€ 81
July€ 96
August€ 103
September€ 84
October€ 60
November€ 61
December€ 84
ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 43
March€ 52
April€ 50
May€ 58
June€ 65
July€ 77
August€ 85
September€ 68
October€ 48
November€ 50
December€ 71
ItemPercent
January€ 145
February€ 117
March€ 143
April€ 142
May€ 149
June€ 161
July€ 175
August€ 207
September€ 147
October€ 125
November€ 127
December€ 164
ItemPercent
January€ 114
February€ 78
March€ 94
April€ 95
May€ 104
June€ 123
July€ 133
August€ 141
September€ 118
October€ 88
November€ 100
December€ 132
ItemPercent
January€ 212
February€ 148
March€ 177
April€ 187
May€ 197
June€ 198
July€ 224
August€ 230
September€ 197
October€ 189
November€ 188
December€ 213
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 34
March€ 43
April€ 45
May€ 51
June€ 58
July€ 74
August€ 79
September€ 60
October€ 41
November€ 42
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 163
February€ 120
March€ 134
April€ 145
May€ 147
June€ 166
July€ 190
August€ 212
September€ 171
October€ 151
November€ 154
December€ 180
ItemPercent
January€ 101
February€ 92
March€ 75
April€ 81
May€ 86
June€ 97
July€ 142
August€ 146
September€ 113
October€ 81
November€ 78
December€ 78

Select category to see average car hire prices in Italy

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Italy

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 1.59

€ 1.72

Jan , 2022

€ 1.67

€ 1.80

Feb , 2022

€ 1.76

€ 1.88

Mar , 2022

€ 1.83

€ 1.83

Apr , 2022

€ 1.76

€ 1.76

May , 2022

€ 1.83

€ 1.83

Jun , 2022

€ 1.88

€ 1.97

Jul , 2022

€ 2.04

€ 2.07

Aug , 2022

€ 1.87

€ 1.88

Sep , 2022

€ 1.88

€ 1.82

Oct , 2022

€ 1.75

€ 1.65

Nov , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.70

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.86 1.70
Oct , 2022 1.75 1.65
Sep , 2022 1.88 1.82
Aug , 2022 1.87 1.88
Jul , 2022 2.04 2.07
Jun , 2022 1.88 1.97
May , 2022 1.83 1.83
Apr , 2022 1.76 1.76
Mar , 2022 1.83 1.83
Feb , 2022 1.76 1.88
Jan , 2022 1.67 1.80
Dec , 2021 1.59 1.72

Car rental price statistics in Italy

  • € 108.78
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 447.56
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes Vito
  • 13,370
    Total cars available
     
  • 596
    Most popular model:
    Renault Clio
  • 260
    Location with most cars:
    Pisa - Airport - Galileo Galilei
  • € 15.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GOLDCAR - Cagliari - Airport - Elmas

FAQs about car hire in Italy

How much does it cost to hire a car in Italy?

Car hire in Italy starts from just €15.50 per day for a (mini) class car from Goldcar. The average price to hire a car in Italy is just €110.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Italy is a Mercedes Vito car for a (standard) class from Maggiore costing €447.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Italy?

We often have special offers on car hire in Italy including free additional drivers, for example, Welcome cars is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Sardinia - City Centre - Alghero for €52.93 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Italy?

Car hire prices in Italy are kept low thanks to the 25 car hire companies across the country. With over 309 car hire locations and 171,486 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Italy.

Who is the best car hire company in Italy?

Based on over 283,766 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Italy Is Avis who score on average 6.8/10 across all locations in Italy.

What is the most popular car hire location in Italy?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Italy is Pisa - Airport - Galileo Galilei with 21 car hire companies and 260 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Italy?

Current fuel prices in Italy are €1.701/ltr for petrol and €1.858/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €68 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €74 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Italy?

Speed limits in Italy are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Italy?

Goldcar is the cheapest car hire company in Italy offering a (mini) class car such as the Citroen C1 for as little as €108.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Italy?

The most popular car hire category in Italy is the Jeep Renegade available from 5 car hire companies in over 238 locations.

Italy can be subdivided into 20 separate regions; many of these are world renowned for their unique charm and character, including places such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, and Pisa.

Not forgetting Sardinia which is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a mountainous island with several large coastal plains and exhibits a Mediterranean climate all year round and car hire locations on the island of Sardinia include: -
Wherever you are going in Italy we are confident you will find a suitable location from which to hire a car. 

Other car hire locations in Italy

Other Car Hire Locations in Italy

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Car Hire Naples
€14.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €9.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.9 per day
Car Hire Rome
€14.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €9.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.9 per day
Car Hire Turin
€23.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €15.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €23.5 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.9 per day
Car Hire Milan
€14.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €9.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.1 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €9.9 per day